Full time
Posted 3 weeks ago

Engineering Director

The AGI Engineering Director position is the perfect opening for an inspirational engineering leader who wishes to operate in a high-growth SME environment.  

The role has an emphasis on product development and product sustainment which will draw on all of your previous leadership and product expertise. 

AGI have a suite of established hardware solutions and we continue to evolve through significant investment and development.    

The Engineering Director will be joining a business with a bright future with some interesting technology challenges. 

You will lead a multi-disciplined engineering team including 6 direct & 35 in-direct reports, who are working across number of product lines, with projects are various stages.   Your leadership of the engineering function will give AGI a solid foundation to successfully deliver our strong order book and growth programmes.    

AGI designmanufacture naval safety hardware which is exported to over 60 countries.   You will be working for an established business with positive long-term forecast.   AGI products are integral to the globes key ship building programmes as well as through life support across a vessel’s lifecycle. AGI products play a critical role in humanitarian missions as well as keeping military personnel safe. 


If you are a highly competent engineering leader, we would like to learn more about you and discuss why AGI might be the perfect place for the next stage of your career. 


Essential attributes required for this position. 

Extensive, system level, product development experience (Electronic/Electrical). 

Leadership of multi-disciplinary engineering teams, with a track record of driving exceptional performance. 

Live (or willing to relocate) within a commutable distance from Poole. 

Degree qualified and chartered engineer. 


The following attributes would be a distinct advantage 

Defence hardware experience (Naval would be a distinct advantage) 



Some of the reasons people enjoy working for AGI 

Learning & development opportunities with a focus on role specific learning (support towards chartership & recognised training programmes e.g. ILM/CMI/APM/ACCA/CIPS).   Roles at AGI are broad in scope and technically challenging.    Tangible track record of internal opportunity, promotion, and people development.    


culture where excellence is recognised and rewarded.  Creative ideas and change are encouraged and supported.   


Exceptionally strong order book and future projections in a buoyant & resilient sector.  Fast-paced equity backed business.   


Ex-Forces friendly employer providing the perfect platform for Service Leavers to utilise their skills.  STEM champions and Next-Gen mentoring opportunities  


Additional Perks and benefits 

Cycle to work Scheme, free tea coffee and refreshments, spot award bonuses, ample onsite parking, open plan office, flexible working, employee assistance programme, company awards25 days annual leave (plus Bank Holidays). 



If you would like to explore this opportunity further, apply now or contact Jay Hannen at AGI Poole e; jay.hannen@agiltd.co.uk


About Us 

Aeronautical & General Instruments Limited (AGI) is an established British company, which manufactures a wide range of instruments and systems for the defence and civil markets worldwide.   You can learn more about us on our company website and LinkedIn pages. 

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